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the state of michigan. and today, thousands of union workers descended on the capital to protest a new law they believe could be an ominous signal for unions and worker paychecks everywhere. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: the anger boiling over. officers turning to pepper spray to control the crowd at least 10,000 deep. but it wasn't enough. michigan republican lawmakers approving landmark legislation, lifting the requirement that workers in unionized workplaces pay union dues. an army of officers have been guarding the governor's office all day. some of these demonstrators have been here since 5:00 this morning. the republican governor has signed the law. >> with a stroke of a pen, take our rights away. it's offensive. >> reporter: supporters call it right to work, but unions say it's nothing less than an effort to cut their bargaining power. less dues means less influence. the afl-cio says the average worker in right to work states earns $1,500 less than workers in states without those laws. >> these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics, they have eve
are rising fastest, among them states where housing was hardest hit, nevada, california, florida and michigan. >> hi, david. >> reporter: in ann arbor the evangelista family gave us a tour of their newly built home. >> this is my absolute favorite spot. >> reporter: another bright spot, the nation's biggest home builder, toll brothers, reporting tonight orders rising sharply. the evangelistas' home is one of them, and tonight they told us the number one reason why. >> the mortgage rates were so low, it was the best buy. it's a steal. >> reporter: a steal, he says. behind it, dynamics and historic lows for mortgage rates, and homeowners beginning to put their homes on the market. a low inventory and right now much of the country dealing with rock bottom prices. diane, i was reading today in orlando alone, inventory at seven-year lows, home owners begin to come back on the market, good news because there are buyers waiting for their homes. >> great news and on that hard-hit street, what a turnaround. >> great to go back. >> thanks, david. >>> now, from the hot housing market to the heat, period
. >> as part of our great michigan christmas. >> reporter: and in south bend, indiana, wbnd finding a pen maker. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 140 character tweets. he says movements on twitter come in all sizes. >> some grow very, very large and global, a
warnings in eastern kansas and a snake of watches and warnings from denver to eastern michigan. the result, up to a foot of snow and gusting winds from parts of the rockies to eastern iowa. starting tomorrow and making it to wisconsin by friday. >> okay, ginger is here now. take us through, what travellers should watch for. >> tonight, it's denver. if you're flying in and around denver, tonight, early tomorrow, northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesday nebraska and kansas problem area. iowa. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and friday. remember too, you have severe storms and everybody is asking, does it get to the east coast? do we get a white christmas? right now, it looks like a whole lot of rain. >> looks like we need holiday spirit out there in the roads. thanks. >>> and still ahead, the abc news search for solutions. the front lines in the america gun crisis, inside the emergency rooms. the one thing these doctors are seeing that could change the debate. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, an
snow from michigan to west virginia to maine. you know, if you can find any positive inside this powder, the people here in this part of the country tell me, at least it's moisture. remember, they've seen extreme and severe drought for years. diane? >> all right, ginger, reporting in from those slick roads. and for perspective, 87 million of us will be navigating the roads for the holiday, while nearly 6 million of us will be trying to fly. but a lot of airports are struggling tonight, including busy o'hare in chicago and abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: more than 1,000 flights across the country already canceled tonight. from texas -- >> now i can't get out until the morning. >> reporter: to des moines, iowa, where they got a foot of snow. >> we just found a rental car and decided we're going to try and make the drive through. >> reporter: in denver, those stranded just trying to get out. >> delayed, delayed and now i've been in here for like an hour. >> reporter: and at chicago's busy o'hare airport, hundreds of flights delayed tonight. >> very frustrating, anxious to get home
's the normally calm waters of lake michigan. the ice, wind and snow, a headache for travelers. tonight abc's meteorologist ginger zee is tracking it all from one of the busiest airports in the nation, chicago. ginger? >> reporter: almost 500 flights were canceled here in chicago alone, causing a domino effect across the nation, ruining some plans and delaying a whole lot of others. the holiday rush is on. airports packed with frustration and fiasco. >> they told us they can't fly us out of here until monday, which is two days after our cruise leaves. >> reporter: more than 1,600 flights yesterday and today, canceled. among those affected -- the apter family. >> it's frustrating. we're going home, we're not happy. their nine months of planning a family trip to peru -- erased. ripple effects from thursday's storm felt all the way to los angeles. >> i had to wait 45 minutes to see somebody to change my next flight. >> reporter: the storm that caused all that unhappiness -- but it ripped scaffolding in new york city today, rocked rough waves across the great lakes, and left far from perfect ro
. it was lake michigan. >> reporter: it turned out, he was right. he came back for a do-over and went home with $125,000. game show gaffes are very, very rare. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like "twenty one" were fixed to keep telegenic contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal to rig a game show. behind the bonhomie, it's a tightly controlled medium. pat sajak chief of the persnickety pronunciation police just confirmed. >> renee knew it would happen. and it was kind of easy to do because you did it in the vernacular and said, "seven swans a swimmin.'" >> reporter: you're harsh, pat, you're harsh but fair. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> we'll hear what renee has to say about this tomorrow morning on "good morning america." we're always online at abcnews.com. be sure to watch "good morning america" first thing in the morning. bianna, ron ginger and i will be here with your news and weather. i'll see you right back here tomorrow night. for david muir and everyone here at abc news, thank you for watching. good night. >> next at 6:00, it is rain and high winds causin
. the automaker announcing its plan to pump three quarters of a billion dollars into plants in michigan. 2,300 new jobs. >>> and speaking of made in america, our christmas challenge. and tonight, the big reveal here. the factories saying thank you for the joy and the jobs you created. merry christmas. it was the made in america christmas challenge. you can see the christmas lights are up. across the country, even the mall of america. inside, santa taking those requests. david muir with "world news." how are you? >> oh, good. how are you? >> reporter: i'm just curious. of those kids sitting on santa's lap, how much of what they're asking for is made in america? >> oh, oh. i guess -- ah -- i guess -- i guess -- >> reporter: you'll remember, even the elf was stumped, telling us he couldn't answer those kinds of questions. but if you look closely, we guaranteed you could find made in america. just one thing, $64, creates 200,000 jobs, say economists. and it turns out, you found it. viewers like kerry mcdonald, from iowa. >> fiestaware, made in the united states. >> reporter: new plates and that couch
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